Blackjacked and Pistol Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer

227 pages
Ages 16+

Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal killers, and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay! Featuring thrilling, brutal tales and disturbing, despicable characters, Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation and was the most popular comic book of its time. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the Comics Code Authority—yet it was also an inspiration for Harvey Kurtzman's reality-based EC Comics. See why this series was both revered and reviled in this unique "best of" primer!

*Contains a selection of stories from across the series' run in the 1940s, a new cover, an illustrated essay by Denis Kitchen, and an introduction by Brian Azzarello.

• Contains a selection of stories from across the series' run in the 1940s, a new cover, an illustrated essay, and an introduction.

• All-new Crime-inspired cover by artist Pete Poplaski with colors by Bernie Mireault.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Genres:
Classic, Crime
Release date:
04/04/2012